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Butter

(2012)

Rated R for language and sexual content.

R In Theaters 10/5/2012 , 92min.
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87%
Viewer score based on 23 ratings
40%
Critic score based on 23 reviews

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NPR
Butter thrives on skewering characters whose self-importance isolates them completely from the consequences of their actions. And while the film's perspective is distinctly liberal, providing several thinly veiled criticisms of conservative politicians, nearly everyone (except Destiny) is guilty of something. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
If its juxtaposition of bad behavior and dairy products leaves you stone-faced or wearily sighing, you should exit the theater posthaste. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Appropriately enough for a movie built on two-dimensional cartoons of amoral adults and innocent children, Shahidi is the only actor who emerges with her dignity fully intact. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
Well acted and sporadically amusing - especially when Olivia Wilde's profanity-spewing stripper is around - Butter alternates between looking down its nose at Midwestern passions and cooing over smugly liberal values. Full Review
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
The film grows increasingly mirthful as the characters come into focus, and the casting is the key: Ms. Garner, who also helped produce the film, has a gift for catty roles, and Ms. Wilde is so funny she should play hookers all the time. Full Review
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